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State issues health advisory after testing marijuana from Steamboat Springs business

September 26, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Steamboat Springs marijuana business owner is hopeful a second round of tests will prove he does not use a prohibited pesticide at his grow operations. On Friday, the Colorado Department of Revenue sent out a public health and safety advisory for […]

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Vegas waiting to see how Denver’s social marijuana venues work out before trying them

September 21, 2017 — LAS VEGAS — Officials with authority over the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday decided to wait until the city of Denver approves the nation's first marijuana club before they further discuss licensing and regulating pot lounges in Sin City. Nevada launched legal sales of recreational pot […]

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New Colorado rules on marijuana edibles aim to curb accidental use by kids

September 21, 2017 — New marijuana rules that go into effect Oct. 1 aim to keep marijuana products from getting into the hands of children. "These regulations reflect extensive stakeholder input focused on public safety and legislative intent," Colorado Department of Revenue Executive Director Mike Hartman said in a […]

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Milestone for Colorado marijuana: $100M in monthly recreational sales

September 13, 2017 — The trend of summer highs for Colorado's cannabis industry continued in July as monthly recreational sales surpassed the $100 million mark for the first time since legalization. The Cannabist's calculations of the latest Colorado marijuana tax data show that the state's cannabis shops sold nearly […]

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Colorado gov responds to Sessions marijuana letter questioning state’s regulatory regime

August 25, 2017 — Colorado's marijuana regulatory system is a model for other states, and the fledgling program could become even more robust with the federal government's support, the state's governor and top law enforcement officer said in a letter sent Thursday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In a […]

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Social use marijuana clubs will soon be legal in Denver, but how many will open?

August 22, 2017 — DENVER — Colorado's largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation's first legal marijuana clubs. But Denver's elaborate hurdles for potential weed-friendly coffee shops and gathering places may mean the city gets few takers for the new licenses. Denver voters approved bring-your-own-pot […]

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Colorado marijuana sales top $750 million at 2017 midpoint

August 11, 2017 — Halfway through 2017, Colorado's marijuana retailers amassed more than $750 million in sales, according to The Cannabist's extrapolations of the latest tax data released by the state. Covering both the medical and adult-use markets, the sales of flower, edibles and concentrates through June 2017 are […]

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Colorado lawmaker calls Sessions’ marijuana policy letters a “political ploy”

August 10, 2017 — BOSTON — A leading Colorado lawmaker dismissed a recent letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that expressed concerns about the state's marijuana industry, calling it a "political ploy." State Rep. Dan Pabon, a Denver Democrat, suggested the Trump administration is skewing statistics to exaggerate the problems in […]

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New Jersey senator introduces bill to legalize marijuana nationwide

August 1, 2017 — New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, a Democrat, announced a new bill that would legalize marijuana at the federal level. Booker announced the Marijuana Justice Act today via Facebook Live. “For decades, the failed War on Drugs has locked up millions of nonviolent drug offenders — […]

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Weed smell not sufficient reason for car search, Colorado court rules

July 18, 2017 — DENVER — Drug-sniffing police dogs in Colorado may need new training if they can detect marijuana. A ruling last week by the Colorado Court of Appeals sets a new precedent for drug cases. A three-judge panel ruled that if a drug-sniffing dog is trained to […]

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Pot-seeking tourists look to Nevada to keep supply flowing

July 13, 2017 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Tourists looking to buy newly legal pot in Las Vegas and other Nevada cities are counting on the state to make changes as overwhelming demand has started emptying shelves. Regulators planned to vote Thursday on emergency rules that would speed up […]

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Federal ban on marijuana has created ‘regulatory vacuum’ says new study

July 13, 2017 — U.S. medical marijuana laws are like snowflakes — no two state regulatory regimes are exactly alike. A "regulatory vacuum" has resulted from marijuana's Schedule I status, according to a new study conducted by Temple University researchers. While the resulting "patchwork of regulatory strategies" is hindering […]

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Here’s how millions in Colorado pot taxes are being used to fix up outdated, sagging schools

July 11, 2017 — DEER TRAIL — There is sadness about the eventual destruction of this community's school, parts of which were built 100 years ago. Many people in this town of 570, long past their teen years, still attend the annual homecoming dance in the school's gym and […]

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Colorado announces largest pot bust since drug was legalized

June 29, 2017 — DENVER — Colorado officials announced Wednesday that they have busted a mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people but was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen other states and bilking investors, including former NFL players. A Denver […]

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Marijuana tied to more Colorado collisions but not fatalities, pair of studies says

June 26, 2017 — Late last week, two new studies received a flurry of news coverage and at first blush appeared contradictory: An insurance-industry nonprofit found that collision claims had increased in states that legalized marijuana compared to others, while a paper published in an academic journal found no […]

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Top 5 cannabis strains for summertime

June 19, 2017 — The signs of summertime in Colorado range from melting snow to outdoor festivals to cyclists riding up mountain passes. For marijuana enthusiasts, the signs of summer can exist in the preference for different strains of bud — strains that are better suited to complement all […]

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A day in the life of a Breckenridge budtender

June 19, 2017 — Budtender Tori Osborne hears a lot of interesting questions about marijuana — inquiries about which strains are good for sexual activity, or whether the marijuana in the store is fake. "We get all sorts of funky questions," she says. Osborne works at Organix in Breckenridge […]

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Social marijuana use in Denver: Residents and business owners divided on rules and regulations at public hearing

June 14, 2017 — Among the main concerns Tuesday night at a public hearing on social marijuana use at Denver businesses were dual consumption of pot and alcohol, cannabis odors, visibility and protecting children from exposure to the drug. The hearing at the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building […]

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In Frisco, marijuana industry closes gap on liquor sales

June 7, 2017 — The day that marijuana receipts outpace liquor sales in Frisco might not be too far off. That's because the gap in sales taxes collected by the town on marijuana and liquor has been steadily narrowing since recreational legalization took hold in January 2014, according to […]

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Neighboring horse farm can sue Colorado pot grower for stinky smells, court says

June 7, 2017 — A pot farm's neighbor can sue them for smells and other nuisances that could harm their property values. That's according to a federal appeals court in Denver. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Wednesday revives a lawsuit between a southern Colorado horse farm […]

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